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Guide to Chatteris, Cambridgeshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Witchford
County Cambridgeshire
Poor Law Union North Witchford
Registration District North Witchford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1614
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ely
Diocese Ely
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Cambridgeshire Record Office

Parish History

Chatteris, is a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of North Witchford, Cambridge. The town is on the west border of the isle of Ely, near the Cambridge and Wisbeach railway, it is 10½ miles NNE of St. Ives; and has a station on the railway, a post office under March. There are seven chapels for Independents, Baptists, Methodists. and Quakers.[1]

CHATTERIS (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish ,in the union and hundred of North Witchford, Isle of Ely, county of Cambridge, 8¾ miles (E. by N.) from Ramsey. There are places of worship for Particular Baptists and Wesleyans.[2]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records

Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS BTs = FamilySearch Bishop's Transcripts - free[3]
Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


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1832-1842 1832-1838

Chatteris Church records at FHL

Non-Conformist Churches
  • Baptist
  • Calvinist
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Countess of Huntingdon Methodis
  • General Baptist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Particular Baptist
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist Reform

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241228.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cambridgeshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.


Chatteris on GENUKI


  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, Adapted. Date accessed: 09 January 2014.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 558-562. Date accessed and adapted: 18 July 2013.
  3. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 12 April 2016.